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tonight at 10, jobs and prosperity must come first in any brexit deal — the chancellor spells out his priority. mr hammond said that while people had voted to leave the eu, they hadn't voted to make themselves poorer. the bank of england echoed the chancellor's remarks, which are seen as a signal that he wants a change of emphasis in the brexit process. we will leave the eu. but it must be done in a way that works for britain, in a way that prioritises britishjobs and underpins britain's prosperity. mr hammond also insisted that migration needed to be managed, but not shut down. we'll have more on this major intervention by the chancellor in the brexit debate. also tonight... the latest images of the attack outside a mosque in north london, where a local imam intervened to stop further violence. the true heroes are those who
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arrived on the scene right at the start. and the heroes are those in the hospital now, suffering with injuries, some of them life—threatening. nine years after the financial crisis, barclays bank and four former executives are charged with fraud. britain is facing its longest heatwave since 1995, and if it lasts until friday, the longest since 1976. he does it with an ace! and at queen's, a shock defeat in the first round for andy murray, losing in straight sets. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news — it's not all bad news for british tennis, asjoanna konta books her place in the last 16 at the aegon classic in birmingham. good evening.
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have few technical problems tonight, for which we apologise. —— a few. on the eve of the queen's speech, and in the week the formal brexit talks got under way, the chancellor has defined his own goals for the negotiations ahead. phillip hammond said thatjobs and economic prosperity had to be the priorities in the brexit talks, and he stressed that immigration needed to be managed, not shut down. mr hammond said that while people had voted to leave the european union, they had not voted to make themselves poorer. the chancellor's comments, in the city of london, were welcomed by some business leaders, as our economics editor, kamal ahmed reports. a year on from the referendum, and cars waiting in sunny southampton for a journey to the continent of europe. exports to the european union like these are a key driver of our economy, an economy the chancellor said will now be at the heart of those complicated brexit negotiations. speaking at the mansion
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house in central london, philip hammond said without a flexible deal with the eu, the economy could be at risk. when the british people voted lastjune, they did not vote to become poorer 01’ less secure. they did vote to leave the eu, and we will leave the eu. but it must be done in a way that works for britain, in a way that prioritises british jobs and underpins britain's prosperity. alongside mr hammond today, the governor of the bank of england. he said that brexit was likely to make people poorer and that there would need to be a transition period after the completion of the brexit process in 2019. a monetary policy committee cannot prevent weaker growth that is likely to accompany the transition to new trading arrangements with the eu. it can support households and businesses, as they adjust to such profound change. two great economic offices of state.
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here is the bank of england, and about two miles down the road that way, the treasury. and the leaders of those two institutions, i think, came together today to make one big point about brexit. put the economic wealth of britain first, they both said. even if that means some sacrifices on most controversial issues of sovereignty and strict controls on immigration. the city may support that position. but from mr hammond's on colleagues, a reminder of why many voted brexit onjune 23rd. we want to ensure that business gets access to the labour that it needs, but there is also a strong worry amongst people in britain that people are coming to the united kingdom, using our public services, who may not be contribute into our national wealth. that is the problem of the government will deal with, and we'll deal with that in a reasonable way over a period of time.
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there were plenty of warnings today from the chancellor and the governor. higher prices, struggling consumers, the need for a good brexit deal. and even those who see bold opportunities ahead, are aware there are trade—offs. i don't think there is any doubt since the budget referendum the pound has fallen. —— brexit referendum. now it's glass half full or glass half empty. clearly that has meant there is higher inflation, and that has had a knock—on effect for real incomes. but on the other hand, there has been a much—needed boost to exports. we really did need that boost because the currency was overvalued. it was a day for stepping back and taking the wider view on the economy. an economy for consumers so uncertain, mr carney said there would be no interest rate rises in the near future. sunny today, yes. but there could be more squally weather ahead. kamal ahmed, bbc news. our deputy political editor, john pienaar, is at westminster. john, thoughts first of all on this
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contribution by philip hammond and what it signifies? it was an assertion of new—found and in some ways unexpected authority. philip hammond did not contradict the government line but he did take on the hardline view of some brexiteers in the party and the cabinet. he set out his own vision for, for example, a transition period on the way to brexit, long enough to satisfy business that has been shielded from the impact. that included long enough to deal with migration numbers. so no rush to cut migration onto british workers have the skills necessary to fill the jobs that bring in migrant workers. we have seen bring in migrant workers. we have seen how phil hammond, a man who might have been sacked had theresa may got the result she hoped for, instead he is a powerful player. as for brexit, the outcome of that story, nobody can really say. here we are on the eve of the queens speech were the government is god is
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set out its latest is the plans, what should people look out for a?l government programme which will be shorn of anything likely to lead to on timely embarrassing government defeat. instead we will see a government programme with a positive view of brexit running through it like the lettering through a stick of rock. they will be a measure to bring back to britain lawmaking powers. measures on the economy, security, fairness. in other words, the kind of positive vision that a lot of tories which is now they had to spread during the election campaign and that might have led to a more positive result. we will never know if they are right about that. but they are having to live with the result of a poor campaign. relative weakness and great uncertainty at a time of great national chains. john pienaar there. police are still questioning a man in connection with the attack on muslim worshippers in north london. darren osborne, who's 47 and from cardiff, was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. nine people were taken to hospital,
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and one man, who had been taken ill before the attack, died at the scene. the attack has led to renewed calls for the government to review changes to police funding, as our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, reports. you have to lift the ban. the chaos caused by the attack on sunday night was captured in these dramatic new pictures. a hired van had ploughed into a pictures. a hired van had ploughed intoa group pictures. a hired van had ploughed into a group of people marking the holy muslim month of ramadan. nine ended up in hospital and one man died. amongst the crowd were abdullah and his 13—year—old son. today they were recovering at home in their garden. because it he has little english, his son spoke for both of them. i saw and angry driver in the van, in a company van. he
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looked at the muslims. he drove through and hit seven or eight people. one was underneath a van. my dad got hit on his shoulder and next to his legs the hired van ran over this man's foot and ankle, breaking them both. he was allowed home from hospital today. andy told me he had been trying to help the man who died when he was hit. i fall down. and i see the guy bleeding on the head. another guy lying next to me unconscious. so i stood up to try to help those guys. when i stand, i fall down. the other guys came to me and said, the guy is going to strike
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again. this was a cold, calculated cruelty to cause chaos and to divide communities. witnesses have told us the van came down the road at speed, turning into this cul—de—sac and knocking down the worshippers as it came through. it then came to a rest between those two bollards. bob ballard that it hit has been moved. when it came to a stop, a young man was trapped underneath the van. he has survived. the suspected driver, darren osborne from cardiff, is being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorist offences. when he was grabbed by bysta nders offences. when he was grabbed by bystanders at the scene, the local imam intervened, explaining today why he wanted to deliver the suspect safely to the police. add anything happened to him, then extra
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bloodshed does not deliverjustice. to the families. and it provides no a nswe i’s. to the families. and it provides no answers. as the horror of sunday night sinks in, there are suggestions the government may be rethinking changes to police funding that would affect the larger forces like london's metropolitan police. we are stretched. and i am talking with the mayor and i'm talking with the government about the resources that we need to get, i believe, in the future. after three months of terror, the government's approach the police funding may be starting to change. daniel sandford, bbc news. belgian police say a man who caused a small explosion in the central train station in brusssels, has been shot. no one else is believed to have been injured. the central station and a nearby square were crowded with tourists at the time, but they've since been evacuated. police say the situation is under control. our correspondent,
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damian grammaticas, is at the scene. what is the latest on what happened? what is the latest on what happened? what we have heard is from a witness who was in the station at the time it happened. it was almost exactly 8:45pm local time. he said it was moderately busy. this man saw a device, something on the ground, burst into flames. there was an ignition. he said there was not an explosion. it was almost as if some kind of trigger device went off but nothing else exploded. there was a burst of flames. this package caught fire. what we then heard, that witness left the scene very quickly. he didn't see anybody injured. the deputy station master has said he saw a man running from the scene, leaving the scene quickly, turn, go back into the station. then the
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security forces, who were there very quickly, opened fire on an individual they believed to have carried out the debtor nation. shot him, wounded him. what we have heard is that bomb disposal teams were sent in. they examined this individual, who was wounded on the ground, to make sure there were no more explosives before he was then taken to hospital. we understand that individual survived the shooting. we're waiting for some more information from police. they sealed the area off. it is under control and calm in the streets around. damian, thank you. the emergency response team dealing with the aftermath of the grenfell tower fire, in west london, has said all the survivors have been found temporary accommodation. earlier today, it said a third of a million pounds had been given to families. nearly a week on from the disaster, in which at least 79 people died, our special correspondent, lucy manning, has been talking to some families about their experiences.
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last week, grenfell was home. this time last tuesday, meals were being eaten, tvs watched, children in bed. now, it's a place where families are lost, where those who survived can't return, and they are still searching for help. will thompson helped save his neighbourfrom the fire, he's been given a hotel room to live in. a hotel's a hotel and a home's a home. they're not the same thing. no matter how good they treat us in a hotel, it's not my home. my home's over there, in ashes. and what have they said? sorry, will. this is a week, almost a week after the fire, i'm really, really angry. i don't want to be there. i want to be at home with my family. yesterday we met miguel alves in his hotel room, today it's no
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longer his family's home. they threw me out from the hotel because it was fully booked from today. oh, no. so what are you going to do? they gave us another hotel in earl's court and now we have to move everything back to earl's court. you know, if we could find somewhere more permanent, a more permanent place to stay, to try and get back to some sort of normal life. it will give us some time to mourn over the friends that we've lost in the fire. nina massaroh walks with her suitcase, she lived in the estate underneath the tower. besides being a refugee in my own community, i'm taking my suitcase home to go and get some clothing, some more school uniform bits for my children. so i'm now in a hotel, you know, with my children, who are studying, who are going through exams and through a lot of trauma.
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they're having counselling themselves. is it safe? we need someone to categorically tell us — yes, it's safe for you to return. the help for survivors does now seem better organised, but it's taken a week to get here and there are still major concerns about housing, about safety and especially about trust. i would not say that we're on top of the situation because this task is enormous and an issue that is incredibly important is about the voice of the community. we've onlyjust started, i think, really reaching into the community. and everywhere here the pictures that are too much to bear. the children and their teacher of avondale park primary — nadia, zeinab, fatima, firdaws, yakub and mierna, so proud in their uniforms. lucy manning, bbc news, west london. barclays, and four of the bank's former senior executives,
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have been charged with committing fraud during the financial crisis of 2008. the charges relate to the way the bank raised billions of pounds from investors in qatar, which meant that barclays was able to avoid being resuced by the british taxpayer. the former chief executive, john varley, is among those due to appear in court next month, as our business editor, simon jack, tells us. charged with criminal conduct, barclays and four members of the bank's top brass, including former chief executive john varley and former head of barclay‘s middle eastern business, rogerjenkins. this is the first time senior executives of any british bank have faced criminal proceedings for their conduct during the financial crisis. while the uk government was busy using taxpayers' money to rescue rbs and lloyds, ba rclays came here, to qatar, for emergency cash to keep it afloat. in 2008, barclays raised a total of £12 billion from middle eastern investors, including qatar holding, the state—owned investment fund. there was a sweetener,
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£332 million was paid to qatar for advisory services, payments that weren't disclosed. not only that, but barclays lent £2 billion to qatar holding allegedly to buy shares in barclays. lending others money to buy your shares is illegal. so why did barclays turn down government money? the chief executive at the time, and one of the people charged today, said this to mps in 2009. the circumstances were very far from normal. we needed speed, we needed certainty and we needed size and, looking back on it, i have to say, given the extreme fragility of the sentiment in the markets at that time, i am very glad indeed that we managed to raise the capital that we did raise at that time. government ministers at the time have a different explanation. barclays did not want to have anything to do with uk government money. i believe that was partly because of a political view that this would look like creeping nationalisation and also, quite frankly, because the uk government's money came with quite
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strong restrictions on bonuses. now, if it's proven that crimes were committed here, to some it still won't be clear who the victims were. customers weren't affected, the taxpayer didn't have to shell out and shareholders in barclays did better than shareholders in rbs or lloyds, but others will say rules are rules and if this approach of prosecuting individuals as well as institutions helps change a stubborn culture throughout banking of not following those rules, then that is no bad thing. now we're starting to move to a more american approach where individuals are in the frame for doing things wrong within the business world. that is likely to concentrate people's minds and make them think about — is what i'm about to do a really sensible thing if it's going to be me standing in the dock? fraud convictions can carry sentences of up to ten years, but these are only charges. rogerjenkins and another defendant, richard boath, have said they will defend themselves vigorously. john varley is yet to comment
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and barclays, the company, said it was considering its position. simon jack, bbc news. britain is heading for its longest heatwave since 1995, according to the met office, and it's possible that tomorrow could be the hottestjune day since 1976. but there's also a risk of very heavy rain or thunderstorms. extreme weather is also causing problems in other countries including france, spain and portugal and our science editor, david shukman, has been considering the latest evidence on these volatile weather conditions. the terrifying sight of one of the most aggressive forest fires that portugal has seen for years. as a heatwave took hold, whole families had been caught in their cars. more than 60 people in all have died, and the fires have advanced with devastating speed.
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"there was a massive noise", says this survivor, "and then we saw the flames." "we'd never seen anything like it", according to this man. "it all happened in just a few seconds." anybody want a bottle of water? here in britain, the heatwave is far less dangerous, but it is disruptive, delaying trains as the rails have buckled and forcing speed restrictions to be imposed in many parts of the country. a road in cambridgeshire, damaged as the temperatures have risen and then stayed high day after day. all because of a pattern of weather in which hot air has been flowing towards us from record—breaking conditions in southern europe. the heatwave in britain is not exceptional, but it does come as temperatures on average are rising. the met office says that we're getting more hot days and more hot nights and the warm nights make it hard to sleep and also mean buildings and streets don't cool down. the scientists say we'd better get used to this. the un climate panel says more heatwaves are very likely and a new study, just published, says 48% of the world's population face deadly heatwaves by the end
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of the century and that's assuming we cut the greenhouse gases warming the climate. in arizona, a heatwave with a surprising impact. at phoenix airport, one of the busiest in the world, some planes are grounded because the temperature reached 48 degrees celsius and that's too hot for them to fly, and more of this may be on the way. global temperatures are rising, largely due to our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. that means that our average temperatures in the uk, for example, are also rising. which means that when we get the weather conditions for causing a heatwave, like we're seeing now, it means that heatwave is hotter and we're going to see more of them. with heat warnings across europe, tourists struggle to shelter from the sun in bordeaux, fountains offer some welcome respite. there are of course ways of coping with a heatwave, fans are in huge demand in portugal, but if the scientists are right, scenes like this will soon seem normal.
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david shukman, bbc news. the incoming leader of hong kong has told the bbc she can't guarantee that freedom of speech will protect those who call for independence from china. carrie lam is the chief executive—elect of the former british colony, which is about to mark 20 years since its handover to china. she's been talking to our china editor, carrie gracie. 20 years since hong kong returned to china, and its leaders are often accused of being beijing's puppets. they're chosen not by the public, but by an establishment committee, carrie lam won 777 votes. how can you claim to represent all the people of hong kong with only that number? well, i don't think it is a question of a number. the question is about legitimacy. i know perception is important, but to say that i am just a puppet, i won this election because of pro—beijing forces is,
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sort of, a failure to acknowledge what i have done in hong kong over the last 36 years. i have pledged that, as part of my governance style, i will be engaging all sectors of the community, especially the young people. three years ago, young people made their own effort to engage with a massive democracy protest that brought the heart of hong kong to a standstill for months. they won nothing, and now some say the only way to get democracy is independence from china. beijing sees such calls as a threat to national security. i think hong kong is an inseparable part of the people's republic of china. you think so, what if other hong kong citizens disagree? what if they wanted to call for independence? they disagree in the form of being an expression of personal opinion, then everybody could have a view.
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you could condemn him and so on. but whether that expressing a view constitutes an offence, then we'll have to look at what the law says. what's the answer? we'll have to look at what the law says. can you promise the people of hong kong that never in your tenure will someone go to jail for calling for autonomy, self—determination or independence? well, i can promise the people of hong kong that we will abide by the rule of law. so that's a no, you can't make the promise? no. how can you promise when you don't know the actual situation, when you don't know the actual legislation in hong kong and to give a, sort of, perpetual situation answer, i don't think that is a very fair question to ask. china's influence in hong kong is growing — some of it open, some of it not. last year there was public outrage over the suspected abductions of publishers whose books were critical of chinese leaders. they were held on the mainland
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and forced to make televised confessions. even after their return to hong kong, most have stayed silent about what happened. the hong kong police force have been working on this case and trying to collect evidence and come to a view. but unfortunately, without the co—operation of the people involved, it's just not possible. so do you think it's possible that those hong kong citizens are afraid to speak up about what happened to them, do you think that's a possibility? i don't know. so how many hong kong citizens need to disappear before you start to draw any conclusions about what might be happening to them? i think that is not a fair question. we are not here to quantify that sort of allegation, but if there are worries that have been undue interference into hong kong affairs, which should come under a high degree of autonomy, then the chief executive has to reflect those sentiments and speak up on behalf of the people. yes.
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so would it be fair to imagine that you might have a conversation with president xi which goes — please, make sure that no security services from the mainland operate undercover on hong kong soil? will you be having that conversation? i will be very honoured to have a conversation with president xi on occasions, hopefully on the 1stjuly. carrie lam, thank you so much forjoining us. pleasure. carrie gracie there our china editor. tennis, and the world number one, andy murray, has been knocked out of the tournament at queen's. he was there to defend his championship title, but lost in straight sets to jordan thompson, ranked 90th in the world, as our correspondent andy swiss reports now. back on home turf. for andy murray, a return to the grass courts of london normally spells success, but his hopes of a record sixth queen's title fell at the first. his opponent, jordan thompson, was a late replacement, but he hardly played like one.
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commentator: beautifully done. murray was strangely error—strewn, come a first set tie—break, with costly results. commentator: and thompson has it now. murray falters, again. that wasn't in the script, and it didn't get any better. thompson, the world number 90 no less, conjuring the performance of his life, while murray's customary precision was all too wayward. commentator: they've called it out now. the outcome — one of the biggest shocks in the tournament's history and for murray, plenty to think about. obviously, i didn't play how i would like today and that's something that, you know, i'll speak to about with my team, get back to work and prepare for wimbledon. and with less than a fortnight until that wimbledon title defence, he'll be hoping this is his summer's only early exit. andy swiss, bbc news. sam mendes is the oscar—winning director who's responsible for what many critics say is the biggest stage triumph
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of the year, the ferryman, which is about to open in london's west end. mendes has collaborated with the writerjez butterworth, whose last play, jerusalem, was a massive hit on both sides of the atlantic. will gompertz went to meet them both. you're on a ship with the rolling stones, the beatles and led zeppelin. it hits an iceberg. there's only room in the lifeboat for you plus one of these legendary combos. three seconds — go. led zeppelin. the ferryman is set in 1981, in a farmhouse, in rural northern ireland. you'd save led zeppelin? ijust said i would. there's a party atmosphere as they rev up for the annual harvest festivities. but an unwelcome visitor will change the tune and bring the troubles home. it is the life force that's in the play, it's overpowering. that sense that it's people struggling to make sense of their life that you get with the greatest drama. that they're just trying to find out why they're here and how to get through.
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and in a world where we're doing that all the time at the moment in the face of violence, in the face of living with violence and terrorism, to see a story about a family struggling with those very things, however far away it now seems, 30 years ago, it still feels very contemporary. paddy considine and laura donnelley play the flirtatious brother and sister—in—law in this new play byjez butterworth, who does not write by the book. is it almost an out—of—body experience? completely. i know it's working when i'll have the least to do with it, where you're just clinging on for dear life. i obviously have devices and i have a sense of structure that i can help the play outwith. but really, if i'm overly doing that, it's going to end up being a stuffed bird. it won't fly. you've got to make these things fly and they have to contain a kind of a magic. jez butterworth worked on the bond film spectre with sam mendes, a director who thinks... movies are in a parlous state at the moment. you're either making a $200 million,
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or you're making a movie for $5 million and there's very little in between. so you can't make the movies you necessarily want to make? i think it's more difficult to find them, yes, much more difficult. i mean, look, i couldn't make american beauty, road to perdition, jarhead, revolutionary road now and release them in cinemas, nobody would pay for them. maybe it's the case of film's loss is theatre's gain. sam has an extraordinary ability to just organise a thousand things in front of you, that are all going wrong, into a shape that works. almost like the mechanics of it. he's got a fantastic sense... are you comfortable with that? hugely, yes. look, if it makes it better, it's still got my name on it! come the award season, there's a good chance his name will also be on the best new play shortlist. will gompertz, bbc news. the play of the year they say. the ferryman, moving into london's west
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